Cloth Cat is a music/education charity based in inner city Leeds supporting those at most disadvantage living in neglected parts of the city. Building from the bottom up where support is needed most, music, people, confidence building and empowerment are at the heart of our activities.
We help people to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment, further education and other positive social activity by providing a range of inclusive and creative projects, courses and events so that people gain the opportunity to learn a range of musical and personal skills.
We’re providing life changing opportunities to young people aged 11-18 from the city through our brand new Get Your Act Together scheme funded by The National Lottery.
We launched the project on Saturday, January 11th 2020 at Old Chapel Studios, Czar Street, in Holbeck where people were able to meet the team that will be delivering the activities, play an instrument in one of the rehearsal studios, record a song or try out the very latest music production software.
We’ll be running a programme of free courses on offer, including Electronic Music Production, Singing & Song Writing, Guitar, Rapping and DJing, as well as youth music mentoring where you can form a band under the guidance of our experienced music mentors.
Project co-ordinator Shelly Johnson said: “We’ve been successfully running aspects of this project for quite a few years now, whether it was youth music mentoring through Leeds City Council, workshops at Wetherby Young Offenders’ Unit or courses for adults around the city with the Workers Education Association.
“The funding from the lottery is a godsend in that we can package it all up, all for young people in the area and run this project as a whole for the next three years and really let them get their teeth in to it, developing their skills and giving them a feeling of self-worth at the same time. We’ve always felt that music is the ideal way to bring people together and be inspired.”
The Get Your Act Together programme sessions started on Monday, January 13 following the launch and run for 10 weeks per Term 16.45-18.45
For more information and to sign up, please call us on 0113 244 2773 or email enquiries@